• Villa Vie Residences has launched their Endless Horizons program
  • The program offers retirees a chance to experience a 1,301 day adventure 

A cruise line has offered the adventure of a lifetime for retirees to explore the world in luxury and give them a chance to beat inflation

Villa Vie Residences has launched their Endless Horizons program, which allows passengers to set sail on the Villa Vie Odyssey ship and take off on a seven-continent adventure on May 30. 

The luxury cruise liner requires a one time payment of $299,999 for a single room and $499,999 for a double occupancy cabin. 

'One aspect most people nearing retirement age are concerned about is ongoing living expenses and the possibility of outliving their savings,' Kathy Villalba, the Chief Operating Officer of Villa Vie Residences, said. 

'This program eliminates that concern altogether while offering the ultimate dream: exploring every corner of the world by sea.' 

The once in a lifetime experience lasts for 1,301 days, allowing passengers to visit 147 countries, 425 destinations, and more than 100 islands. 

According to the company's website, some of the wonderous places that the ship will stop at along the way includes the Eiffel Tower, Rio de Janeiro, Greenland, the Caribbean, Australia, Bali and more. 

Passengers can even visit some of the biggest spots in the US, including New York City, Miami and Washington D.C. There is also an option to 'customize your voyage' so travelers can pick and choose where they want to go. 

The ship, which is currently docked in Belfast, Northern Ireland, also features all-inclusive dining, medical consultations, excursions, high-speed internet, and the ability to invite family and friends onboard. 

For $129 a night, friends and family of passengers are allowed to join the adventurous retirees onboard. 

The cruise offers wellness classes and fitness facilities and a boat load of activities onboard, including gourmet dining options, and entertainment options. 

There is also an option to 'pay as you go,' where prospective passengers can rent a cabin and pay as they embark on their trip. 

Passengers can also choose to purchase a 'villa at sea' which starts at $99,999. The option to sell or rent out the villa is available at any time. 

Villa Vie Residence's Chief Executive Officer Mikael Petterson said that his goal is to 'offer a seamless solution for those looking to retire on a fixed budget to never worry about ongoing expenses again.' 

According to the cruise line's website, Petterson has more than 18 years of cruise line finance experience. 

He has operational financial experience during his time at Royal Caribbean, as well as time at Prestige Cruise and Norwegian Cruise Line. 

'This is more than just a travel opportunity; it's a new way of life,' he said. 

'For less than the price of an average home, you can secure a lifetime of experiences.' 

Residents onboard will also have access to an outside cabin area and can participate in 50 active interest groups, including fitness and culinary arts. 

Life-time vacationers can also enjoy pools, a gold simulator, education and enrichment workshops, and can even get some work done inside private offices and conference rooms. 

News of the lifetime ticket to adventure has spread across social media and attracted reactions from commenters. 

'I would definitely cruise,' one wrote. 

Another said: 'Yes! Better start saving my pennies!' 

'Sounds dreamy. Family members can visit for less than the cost of a hotel,' another said. 

Other's thought the unique experience wasn't the best option for them. 

'The ship seems like it would be a big risk. You’re stuck in close quarters with people who may not be pleasant,' a commenter wrote. 

'I might for a year or so...but after that, I would want a home on land,' another said. 

'You betcha I would if you're paying me,' another person said. 

The company described the experience's atmosphere as a 'vibrant and engaging community.' 

'Embark on a journey that immerses you in the authentic beauty of the world, blending the essence of exploration with the comfort of community living.' 

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